The Israelis shell the UN headquarters in Gaza. In yet another brilliant move to win over global opinion and dispel any notion that this invasion has been morally suspect, they also destroy large amounts of food and humanitarian supplies. Meanwhile, the only entity capable of running any kind of viable Palestinian state - Fatah - is being murdered by Hamas in Gaza and undermined on the West Bank by Israel's Gaza campaign. So the result of this campaign might well be the permanent collapse of any hope for a viable Palestinian state, deeper alienation of Israel's own Arab population, propaganda gains for Jihadism across the world, and a crippling legacy for the new administration to try to tackle.

Just a day's work for neoconservatism.

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